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What is a Mega Game at PAX South 2020

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Synopsis: What is a Mega Game? Mega Games are a mash-up of Traditional Roleplaying Games, Board Games, and LARP, with a bit of war-gaming thrown in to spice things up. They are large scale activities played in one session over several hours, involving as few as twenty and as many as hundreds of different players.

This panel was recorded at PAX South 2020 and hosted by Dallas Mega Games.

Panelists below the fold.

Designing Tabletop Games Through Failure Panel at PAX South 2019

Many of us have at least a few failed game designs sitting around somewhere. Instead of lamenting those failures, we talk about how to leverage them to improve your skills and inspiration. Whether you’ve already got a game published or are just now thinking about entering the fray, we want to share some of our stories of failure turned into something positive from various angles of the tabletop game design field.

Panelists: Andrew Hackard [Munchkin Line Editor, Steve Jackson Games], Scott Morris [Director of Business Development, GTS Distribution], Mike Abrahamson [Game Designer, Adventurer’s Guild Games]

RPPR Episode 150: PAX South 2018 Wrap Up

Aaron, Tom, and I traveled down to Texas for PAX South 2018 and we had a blast! I finally got to play True Dungeon and we tried out multiple games that weekend like:

  • True Dungeon: An escape room with LARPing and pog collecting (kind of). It’s got it all!
  • Wild West Exodus: A new weird western themed skirmish game with great models and interesting rules
  • Tokaido: An excellent board game about traveling to Edo, in style.
  • 4 The Birds: a board game about getting your birds in a row (or square).
  • Tonight We Riot: An upcoming video game about fighting The Man.
  • Deep Sky Derelicts: A sci-fi dungeon crawling game, similar in structure to Darkest Dungeon.

We also listened to a bunch of great podcasts like:

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